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New sires well represented at Karaka

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In 2015, a new wave of Group One-performing colts joined the stallion rosters of Australasia’s leading studs and three years on their first crop of 2-year-olds are now ready to go through the auction ring.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale on November 21 and 22 will have in-depth representation of these sires at Karaka 2018. TDN AusNZ spoke with a selection of New Zealand vendors to get their thoughts.

Ohukia Lodge’s Jamie Beatson has high hopes for his son of Sacred Falls (NZ) out of Do Ra Mi (NZ) (Savabeel).

The colt, Lot 435, is from a strong black type family with the dam, who won the G2 Kewney S., and half-sister to the G1 Australasian Oaks winner Marju Snip (NZ) (Marju {IRE}).

“He’s a pretty classy horse and a bit of a stand-out.” – Jamie Beatson.

“He’s a pretty classy horse and a bit of a stand-out,” Beatson said. “He’s done everything easily and he’s a natural runner.”

Sacred Falls from Do Ra Mi pictured as a yearling where he was purchased for $180,000

He has also been impressed by Lot 340, a colt by Deep Field out of the Zabeel (NZ) mare Zona, therefore making the 2-year-old a half-brother to the G1 VRC Oaks and G1 Vinery Stud S., winner Faint Perfume (Shamardal {USA}).

It is a rich pedigree with Zona’s mother the G1 Australasian Oaks and G1 Australia S., winner Danendri (Danehill {USA}).

“He’s a cracker, a nice, strong type,” Beatson said. “He’s quick on his feet and been pretty straight forward. He just wants to run.”

Better Than Ready impressing

Beatson’s cousin Sam, of Riversley Park, has a sizeable draft, including a smart son of Better Than Ready.

“He’s a professional type and I can see him going straight into work after the sale,” he said. “He’s a real running type.”

He is Lot 404 and is from the family of the G1 Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove (Hurricane Sky) while the Rubick (Lot 123), is out of the stakes-placed Maracoola (Freeze).

“He’s a big boy and looks like a 3-year-old.” – Sam Beatson

“He’s a nice horse with a grouse brain, a typical Australian sprinter and the Deep Field will get up and go early,” Beatson said. “He’s a big boy and looks like a 3-year-old.”

The Charmed ones

Windsor Park Stud’s multiple Group 1 winner Charm Spirit (IRE) will have three 2-year-olds by him in their draft.

Charm Spirit

Lot 49 is a half-brother to the G3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner Kingsguard (Rip Van Winkle {IRE}) with their dam the black type winner Her Royal Highness (NZ) (Volksraad {GB}).

“He’s a really strong type in keeping with his family and he looks pretty sharp.” - Steve Till

“He’s a really strong type in keeping with his family and he looks pretty sharp,” General Manager Steve Till said.

“Lot 357 is a good physical filly who has done everything right in her preparation. Her grand-dam is Honor Bound and from the family that produced Alibi, a very good horse in Singapore.”

The third of the Charm Spirit trio is Lot 401, a colt from the Group 1 performer Chaparrone (NZ) (High Chaparral {IRE}).

“He’s got a very good attitude to life and the Charm Spirits are very natural and don’t take a lot of educating.”

First season sire Diamonds

Diamond Lodge is keen on the prospects of Lot 15, a Rubick gelding out of Federica (Flying Spur), a sister to the multiple stakes winner and Group 1 performer Traveston Girl.

“He’s a real racehorse, a strong type with plenty of muscle and I can see him getting to the races in the not too distant future.”- Jeremy Whale

“He’s a real racehorse, a strong type with plenty of muscle and I can see him getting to the races in the not too distant future,” Jeremy Whale said.

“We’ve also got a Wandjina (Lot 302) and she a real Oaks type with a bit of class and the Deep Field (Lot 215) is a good type, I like him and he’ll get to the races as a 2-year-old.”

Dissident

Kilgravin Lodge have been taken the stock of Dissident and have two in the Sale, Lots 290 and 315. “They’re both really nice types and the Wandjina (Lot 395) has showed us a lot. He’s filling out and I’ve been quite impressed by him all the way through,” Eion Kemp said.

He has also been impressed by the El Roca colt, Lot 107. “He’s a lovely horse and a great mover,” Kemp said.

“The Rubicks (Lots 21 and 228) are nice horses as well and they should get up and run.”